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Economics and Journalism


Aimed principally at sixth form students of Economics, the Royal Economic Society’s Annual Lecture aims to bring the best communicators in the economics profession to show the importance of top-quality economic research.   Our students travelled to the Royal Institution in London on 25th November to listen to this year’s lecture, which was entitled “What journalists should know about economists – and vice versa”, by the distinguished journalist and economic strategist Stephanie Flanders.


A former speech writer and senior advisor to US Treasury, Stephanie has also worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and as principal editor of the UN's 2002 Human Development Report. Prior to this she was an editorial-writer and columnist at the FT, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School.  She joined the BBC in 2002 and served on the Council of the Royal Economic Society until 2012.  Stephanie Flanders has won several broadcasting awards and is currently the chief market strategist for J.P. Morgan Asset Management UK and Europe.